The world will end with peace, not annihilation, Pope Francis says

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
November 26, 2014

VATICAN CITY (CNS) --VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history — starting with the disciples— were filled with questions such as when the end will come and what will happen to the created world, Pope Francis said.

Bishops OK liturgy items, endorse sainthood cause, hold elections

Catholic News Service
November 12, 2014
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Though there were no actions on the U.S. bishops' agenda in Baltimore dealing with immigration, poverty and other public policy issues, the president of their conference said Nov. 11 that he hopes to meet with President Barack Obama and House and Senate leaders soon on several topics.

Pedro Martínez y el futuro de la Iglesia

Padre Carmelo Mele, OP
Catholic News Service
October 21, 2014

¿Quién es Pedro Martínez? Pedro Martínez es joven, simpático, e inteligente. También, como seminarista para la Diócesis de Fort Worth, Pedro representa la esperanza de la Iglesia latina aquí en esta parte del Norte de Texas. Pues con éstas y otras cualidades Pedro podría guiar al pueblo de Dios a través de los retos enfrentando a los católicos el día hoy.

'A Nun's Life' website becomes a growing vocations ministry

By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service
November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- What started out as a blog at a time when few people knew about blogs and hardly anyone was familiar with Twitter is a living and growing ministry run by two women religious who are Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

St. Thomas the Apostle parishioners break ground at new church’s location

By Joan Kurkowski-Gillen
North Texas Catholic
November 25, 2014

FORT WORTH -- The faith community of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish broke ground for a new church Nov. 8 but the moment was bittersweet for a least one longtime parishioner. “I’m excited because we’re seeing a lot of new faces, but the old church holds memories,” admitted Cathy Thomas, a member for more than 40 years. “We were married in this church and my children were baptized here. It’s going to be sad to leave but we need a change.”

Bishop Olson brings St. Paul’s message of hope to Deaf Catholic Community

By Jerry Circelli
North Texas Catholic

November 12, 2014

At the start of 2014, several leaders of the Diocese of Fort Worth Deaf Ministry were part of a delegation to greet and welcome Bishop Michael Olson during his ordination at the Tarrant County Convention Center. They expressed gratitude for his support of the local Deaf Catholic Community and all the Church.

Catholic Medical-Dental Guild of Wichita Falls helps healthcare workers integrate faith and work

By Jenara Kocks Burgess
North Texas Catholic
November 25, 2014
Dr. Robert Parkey, president of the newly-formed Catholic Medical-Dental Guild of Wichita Falls, said the idea for the organization, the first of its kind in the Diocese of Fort Worth, started with a simple conversation 10 years ago at the Catholic Medical Association’s national meeting in Boston with a fellow doctor who is now a priest and the pastor of St. Mary Parish in Windthorst, Father Michael Moloney.